Class Descriptions

Apparatus Classes

Aerial Fit: This class is open to all levels, including those brand new to aerial. Learn and refine the foundations of aerial movement using a variety of apparatuses and get a great workout while having fun. No prior experience required and no prerequisites. After one pack you will switch to a monthly membership. 

Silks Foundations: This class emphasizes foundational strength training, with a strong focus on inversions, hip keys, footlock mastery, and technical excellence. We will also work on foundations of spinning and dynamic movement. Recommended for anyone still trying to achieve their inversion or make it consistent, anyone trying to develop aerial strength and stamina, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into the details of good form in aerial silks. Prerequisites: Basic, russian climb, inverting from ground, double footlocks, single footlock. *Not a class for absolute beginners. Absolute beginners should register for Aerial/Pole fit or Intro Silks.

Intro Silks & Hoop
This is a class for absolute beginners! Come to this class and/or Aerial Fit if you want to get started in aerial silks. 

Intermediate Silks: Learn new skills and sequences in this intermediate class. Prerequisites: comfort inverting in air, catcher’s lock, catcher’s descent, 1+ s-wrap entry, same side inversion climb, opposite side inversion climb, front balance, back balance, hip key, thigh hitch.

Lyra (Aerial Hoop): Learn aerial hoop skills, transitions, and combos. Prerequisite: able to mount chest-height hoop 
Prerequisite: able to invert and mount onto the hoop and within the hoops, safety basics. *Not a class for absolute beginners. Absolute beginners should register for Aerial/Pole fit.

Floor Classes & Open Studio

Flexibility: We will work on splits, backbends, and full-body flexibility through targeted drills following an active warm-up. This class emphasizes active flexibility, meaning you will develop strength at your end ranges to be able to hold yourself in a variety of poses. Strongly encouraged for aerial and pole students.

Restorative Stretch + Sound Healing: full-body restorative stretching, nerve glides, and breathwork to reset your system for the week. Every class includes sound healing.

Open Studio: supervised training time in whatever discipline you like! Prerequisites: one class (at Wakeful Ascent or elsewhere) & have instructor approval for any given apparatus, including pole.